Client was stopped by ICE for an alleged traffic violation, was arrested and placed in removal proceedings. ICE alleged that Client was in the U.S. in violation of the law and that Client should be deported. Client retained attorney Chelico for representation. Attorney Chelico reviewed the case and determined that the traffic stop was unlawful and that pursuant to a federal case ICE has not authority to make a traffic stop. Attorney Chelico denied all allegations and filed a motion to suppress and terminate removal proceedings.
After reviewing the motion to suppress, the judge indicated that Client has estbalished sufficient basis to suppress the evidence. The government agreed to close the case. Client was not deported.